Jacob Rees-Mogg says the SNP’s ‘local difficulties’ do not mean a good time for independence elections

Jacob Rees-Mogg says the SNP's 'local difficulties' do not mean a good time for independence elections

House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mog cited “small local difficulties” in the SNP as a major reason for not holding a second breakway poll.

Amid a rude row between Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond, the SNP leader on Wednesday dismissed the accusations of her predecessor for conspiring with her during eight hours of testimony in Holyrode.

Mr. Rees-Mogg highlighted the reasons for the ongoing civil war and a second referendum on the SNP and the coronovirus epidemic.

“I think it will be reckless in the midst of a solution to the epidemic, getting the economy back on its feet and some small local difficulties with the leadership of the Scottish National Party coming to terms with the referendum at this point,” he reported. Deputation.

Speaking in the House of Commons, SNP MP Angus McNeill asked the Conservative minister: “If the people of Scotland … vote for independence in elections, will they respect that option?”

Mr Rees-Mogg, in his response, said: ‘There was a referendum, he probably forgot in Scotland in 2014, which settled the matter.’

More importantly, the survey found that with 71% of Scots, the country would fare better, not being part of the UK.

Scottish parliamentary elections are held on 6 May and elections put the SNP on track to win a majority of seats. Ms Sturgeon said she would try to hold a “legal” referendum if her party wins a majority.

Nicola Sturgeon testifies in Holyrode interrogation

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Scottish Labor Deputy Chief Jackie Beuley said on Thursday that Ms Sturgeon performed ‘very well’ on the Scottish Government’s committee to investigate the investigation into Mr Salmed – but suggested some details were still lacking.

“It was very clean, as we have come to expect from him,” she said. “But in the torrent of words that have been exchanged for more than eight hours, I am not sure that there are areas where we need the detailed answers that we have actually got.

Committee member Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said: “If the Prime Minister of Scotland has proven to mislead Parliament, I don’t see how the people of Scotland want to trust such a person.”

Ms. Sturgeon is still the subject of a separate investigation, by James Hamilton QC, specifically to find out if she broke the departmental code during the Salmond Saga. It is not known when he will conclude his investigation.


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